Governors State University Rankings

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In the World#2618 of 14178
In North America#813 of 2629
In the United States#746 of 2528
In Illinois#31 of 100
In University Park#1 of 1

Quick Review

Acceptance rate
46%
Average SAT
935
Average ACT
20
Aid receiving
93%
Undergraduates
3,206
Graduates
1,583
Male:Female Ratio
33:67
Control
Public
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree
Website
govst.edu

Governors State University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate46%43%47%
Applicants1,434498936
Admissions654213441
Freshmen enrolled full time23186145
Freshmen enrolled part time11

446 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

1,026 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
191 or 83%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 840
or below

75% of them
had 1030
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Governors State University are 840-1030 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
49 or 21%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 17
or below

75% of them
had 22
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Governors State University are 17-22 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American1854 (39%)
White1526 (32%)
Hispanic645 (13%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown393 (8%)
Two or more races131 (3%)
Nonresident Alien121 (3%)
Asian114 (2%)
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander4 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Average aid awarded
$10,002
Students receiving aid
93%

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$7,512$6,354
Tuition in-state$7,512$6,354
Tuition out-of-state$15,024$12,708
Fee in-district$2,558$1,928
Fee in-state$2,558$1,928
Fee out-of-state$2,558$1,928

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity296
Combined charge for room and board$10,181
Room charge$7,181
Meal charge$3,000

Governors State University Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoral
Psychology, General10311
Business Administration and Management, General9320
Liberal Arts and Sciences & Liberal Studies113
Social Work3763
Computer Science2947
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies669
Accounting5913
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration & Management4114
Community Health and Preventive Medicine46
Counseling Psychology46
Information Technology42
Physical Therapy & Therapist38
Nursing Science36
Speech Communication and Rhetoric32
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse32
Occupational Therapy & Therapist274
Speech-Language Pathology & Pathologist31
English Language and Literature, General188
Substance Abuse & Addiction Counseling25
Communication Sciences and Disorders, General22
Mathematics, General137
Biology & Biological Sciences, General19
Early Childhood Education and Teaching15
Mass Communication & Media Studies69
Elementary Education and Teaching14
Curriculum and Instruction14
School Psychology14
Educational Leadership and Administration, General13
Political Science and Government, General75
Sociology and Anthropology8
Operations Management and Supervision8
Organizational Leadership8
Art & Art Studies, General6
Cinematography and Film & Video Production6
Chemistry, General5
Education & Teaching of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities5
Analytical Chemistry3
Public Administration3
Nursing Practice3
History, General2
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General2
Counselor Education & School Counseling and Guidance Services2
Environmental Biology1
Grand Total83843055
  • Full-time retention rate - 52%

Publications & Citations

Publications
1,147
Citations
14,005

Publication count by topic

Psychology
265
Medicine
164
Computer science
113
Chemistry
88
Political science
77
Sociology
66
Business
57
Economics
38
Environmental science
33
Engineering
29
Art
28
Biology
28
Geography
26
History
26
Philosophy
11
Mathematics
11
Materials science
8
Geology
5
Physics
1

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Sociology13091,073
Psychology13875,829
Economics1983582
Geology2043296
Art21368
Geography2178316
Business2385398
Computer science27161,036
Environmental science2744334
Political science280155
Medicine28751,160
History29003
Philosophy30861
Engineering3260214
Chemistry3476832
Biology4078419
Mathematics425891
Physics48179
Materials science526914

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
19901092
19915122
19921790
19935111
1994691
1995396
19964100
1997792
19982114
199911114
20005146
20015123
200211154
200311139
200414172
200514208
200622299
200719289
200822343
200927384
201051453
201164582
201265645
201353762
201470818
2015118868
201693864
201745881
201858795
201948949
2020521049

General info

Alternative namesGSU
Founded1969
WikipediaGovernors State University
Colorsblack, white
Academic CalendarSeptember to August (September - December; January-April; May-August)
Total FTE staff757
Carnegie ClassificationMaster's Colleges & Universities: Larger Programs

Location and Contacts

Address1 University Pky
University Park, Illinois, 60484
United States
City population7,000
Phone7085345000
Fax+1 (708) 534 8399

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